Fans aren’t the only ones with man-crushes on the rebooted James Bond, Daniel Craig. Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition) has a thing for the chiseled debonair too—in that Sean-Connery-60s-era-secret-agent sort of way. That warm and fuzzy feeling should come in handy for Mendes, who is currently in the midst of directing Bond’s 23rd installment, Skyfall, which also marks Craig’s third outing as 007.
Mendes recorded a video blog straight from the set, a confidential report that should make eager Bond fans even more antsy. Check out the first look below, then get even more info in the full debriefing.